10 Blackberry Recipes: What To Make With All Those Blackberries You've Got in Your Fridge

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Maybe you just went blackberry picking. Maybe you couldn’t resist the pull of a local farmers market. Or maybe you just went a little overboard at the grocery store. Whatever reason you have to hunt down some blackberry recipes is fine by us. In fact, we’re here to help. 

Trying to outrun the mold on your fresh bounty? Here are 10 blackberry recipes (partially inspired by Redditors) to grab hold of this summer.

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blackberry cocktail by Erich Wagner (CC BY-SA)

Blackberry Liqueur (Crème de Mûre)

The classic French liqueur isn’t too difficult to make yourself, but it does require some time. You can do this in two weeks if you’re in a hurry, but for best results, let it infuse for a few months. Then mix it into your favorite summer cocktail for a refreshing drink.

Recipe: A Flavor Journal

Top View of a Spoon with Wild Berry Jam Over a Glass Jar of Wild Berry Jam

Blackberry Jam

You won’t need anything more than sugar, blackberries, and a little bit of lemon juice to execute this blackberry jam recipe. Breakfast is about to get so much better.

Recipe: It’s Not Complicated Recipes

Mini Belgium Waffles with Chocolate, Vanilla, Blueberry and Strawberry Toppings

Blackberry Compote

Compote is very much like jam or preserves, but is often thicker and features whole pieces of fruit. Compote is better for layering over a dessert, rather than spreading on toast.

Recipe: Veggie Desserts

Blackberry Pie
Baked Blueberry Cobbler
Oatmeal pancakes
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Moo’s Gourmet Ice Cream
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Clafoutis by Popo le Chien (CC BY-SA)

Blackberry Clafoutis

Julia Child made this French dessert famous, and if you like berry desserts and flan, you’ll love this hybrid. Though it’s traditionally made with cherries, Julia was way ahead of her time and gave the dish her own spin.

Recipe: NYT Cooking

Homemade Barbecue Pork Chops

Savory Blackberry Sauce

One of the most fun things you can do with your spare blackberries is turn them into a sauce for a nice piece of pork. Summer fruits and pork are old friends, so something like a tenderloin with blackberry sauce is money in the bank.

Recipe: Carlsbad Cravings

Sugar-Free Low Carb Blackberry Cobbler in an Iron Skillet with Two Spoons
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Blackberry Grunt

“Craving cobbler but find yourself without an oven?” asks food wizard Alton Brown. Grunt is a classic New England dessert that’s not far from a cobbler, except you can whip it up on the stovetop.

Recipe: Food Network